Making policies work

Selected highlights

  • CommentaryEU countries should reallocate a share of their special drawing rights as a strong commitment at the EU-AU Summit
  • Strategy ECDPM in 2022 and beyond: New strategy and structure
  • Synthesis noteRegional organisations in Africa: What are the political economy dynamics?
  • BriefDigitalisation in humanitarian aid: Opportunities and challenges in forgotten crises

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Latest Guide from Katja Sergejeff

Catching up with Global Europe: 15 questions on the EU’s new financial instrument answered

Katja Sergejeff | 20 December 2021

Katja Sergejeff, Ennatu Domingo and Alexei Jones explain all there is to know about the EU’s new financial instrument: the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - Global Europe.

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Latest Paper from Bruce Byiers

The AfCFTA and industrialisation: From policy to practice

Bruce Byiers | 20 December 2021

The AfCFTA aims to promote industrial development through diversification and regional value chain development. Bruce Byiers, Philomena Apiko and Poorva Karkare discuss some of the practical challenges and look at the political dynamics that play out within and between states, which could make or break regional industrialisation ambitions.

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Latest Paper from Philomena Apiko

Getting partnerships right: The case for an AU strategy

Philomena Apiko | 29 November 2021

The AU is currently developing a partnerships strategy as part of its ongoing reform process. Philomena Apiko discusses the challenges lying ahead and looks at how the AU can advance its agency in external partnerships.

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Youth and international cooperation

In this dossier we zoom in on the challenges facing young people in Africa and Europe and the change they can drive.

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COVID-19 and international cooperation

How will COVID-19 affect trade and investment, migration, peace and security, regional integration, climate change, food security and the private sector? And how will it affect Africa-Europe relations, development and international cooperation more broadly?

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Gender and international cooperation

How can tax systems promote gender equality? What is the link between empowering girls and women and tackling climate change? Are policymakers taking gender into account when trying to prevent radicalisation and violent extremism? Find out more in our dossier.

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Climate change and international cooperation

In this dossier we share our work on climate change and Europe-Africa cooperation. We look at climate from various angles, including the UNFCCC negotiations, cooperation on agriculture and sustainable food systems, gender, migration and finance.

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